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2008 2500 Wideout Question?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jdilliplane1, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. jdilliplane1

    jdilliplane1 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Hey guys, figured I would ask all you chevy experts about a truck I am looking at purchasing since I just totaled my 07 dodge 3500. I am looking at an 08 duramax 2500 as my next truck. Question pertains to what I need to be on the look out for and considerations in relation to running a wideout accompanied by my salt dogg Poly Vbox 2 yard spreader? I know these trucks have the torsion bar setup, etc. and are just new to me. Thanks in advance fellas for all the help
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    It should hold the Wideout and the spreader, I'd crank the bars a turn or 2
  3. jdilliplane1

    jdilliplane1 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thanks for the reply, I was concerned with the torsion bars holding the weight considering that the western website mentions snow plow setup only? I wasnt sure what that all entailed in regards to pieces added: alternator, battery, etc.
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    personally, i would and did add timbrens to the front and put a leveling kit on the truck. to me the truck just handles better than turnig up the t-bars. for the back i put in a set up supersprings and they are very nice.
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Do what was suggested above. The torsion bars are not as big of an issue as some people guys make them out to be. I run the xls and the truck holds it fine. Good luck with the new setup.